Loving the diversity of plant life in South Africa. Why is biodiversity so important, you ask? All organisms are interacting with one another. Some of them need each other and some of them eat what others decompose into, and they, plus the physical environment form our ecosystem. The interdependence between organisms can another can vary and change over time. The more variety, the better the ecosystem can adapt to outside influences and ultimately, flourish.

Marie Frei

One Carry-On is a blog managed by Marie Frei, a travel expert and photographer with a passion for exploring off the beaten path locations. The blog covers honest and personal stories about living and traveling as an American abroad, shares her global appreciation for culture and design, and promotes traveling to far-flung destinations with a carry-on as fun, affordable, and easy.